Oakland Hosts Vermont in Sunday Showdown

Sept. 1, 2012

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The unbeaten Oakland men's soccer team (2-0) will host Vermont (1-2) on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Golden Grizzlies are coming off an exciting overtime win against Cleveland State.

Oakland (2-0) vs Vermont (1-2)
Rochester, Mich.  - September 2, 2012 - 1 p.m.

OU Soccer Field (1,000)

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Adults - $5 ; Kids (12 under) $3; Kids (3 under) Free
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Johnny Dreshaj converted a penalty just 53 seconds into overtime to secure a 1-0 victory for Oakland over Cleveland State on Friday

▪ Oakland picked up its 55th win in program history at the OU Soccer Field. The Golden Grizzlies are 55-26-13 alltime at their current home ground

▪ The goal against Vermont was the seventh of his career for the senior Dreshaj

▪ After earning back-to-back shutouts, Scott Messer's scoreless streak currently stands at over 181 minutes for the season

▪ The Black and Gold announced captains for this season as John Timm, Nick Kristock and Lucas Diener

▪ After scoring two goals in 38 seconds, including the match-winner against New Hampshire, Miche'le
was named Summit Leauge Player of the Week

▪ Following the win over New Hampshire, the Golden Grizzlies came in sixth in the NSCAA Midwest Regional Rankings, which were released on Monday

▪ The Golden Grizzlies posted a 2-0-1 record during the preseason and never failed to score under two goals in a match

▪ Goalkeeper Wes Smith picked up the assist on Gavin Hoy's goal against defending Horizon League Champions Valparaiso

▪ The Golden Grizzlies were picked third in this season's Summit League Preseason Poll

▪ With the win over New Hampshire, the Golden Grizzlies are now 9-3-3 in the first home match of the season since joining the Division I ranks

▪ Four Oakland players were recognized by CollegeSportsMadness.com for preseason all-league honors. John Timm was named to the first team, while Johnny Dreshaj and Jeff Cheslik earned second team honors. Jacob Vanderlaan was named Preseason Freshman of the Year.

▪ Oakland has won 11 Summit League Championships during its first three years in The Summit League and advanced to five NCAA Tournaments.

▪ Be sure to check out postmatch coverage, which includes Grizz Vision interviews with the players and coaches



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